Whitehaven man given suspended prison sentence for beating woman
A man has been given a suspended prison sentence for beating a woman in a “prolonged incident”.
Ryley Burr, 21, of Kirkstone Road, Whitehaven, pleaded guilty to assault by beating and criminal damage to property under £5,000 when he appeared at Workington Magistrates’ Court on January 18.
He was sentenced for the offences on Friday.
The court was told that Burr had assaulted a woman by beating her, in Whitehaven on August 11. He also caused £60 worth of damage to a light fitting belonging to the woman, on the same date.
Burr was sentenced to eight weeks in prison, suspended for two years, due to it being “a prolonged incident in a domestic setting” where injuries were sustained and a child was present.
The custodial sentence was suspended because of the “reasonable prospect of rehabilitation”, and Burr had no previous convictions for violence.
He must also pay £85 costs and a £128 surcharge to fund victim services.
Teenager sentenced after engaging a young schoolgirl into sexual acts
A teenager has been sentenced after engaging a young schoolgirl into sexual acts
Riley Mark Burr appeared at West Cumbria Magistrates Court where he admitted inciting a female child aged under 16 to engage in sexual acts with penetration
Burr was told to register as a sex offender.
Burr had engaged the underage schoolgirl into multiple sexual acts, that took place over several weeks.
The court was told that Burr had previously been convicted of various offences including:
Burglary and theft
Supplying class A drugs
Two convictions of using threatening or abusive behaviour likely to cause fear or provocation of violence